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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 66,294 People

    I am starting this new thing called 'life of

    hope' which is where people can talk to me about thier problems confidently, and basically I give advice. I want to do this because I want to make a difference and change how people feel, well try anyway... So I'm starting my work on here.. So start messaging me!
    lifeofhope lifeofhope 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I've had the worst day ever

    since I've gotten help. I've been taking my medication but even it won't help take this pain away. I've been in a constant panic/ anxiety attack all day. I wish I had someone to talk with buy everyone treats me like a crazy person anymore for the mistakes I've made. I hope it's...
    Isurvived20 Isurvived20 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Holding back the tears hurts in my throat.

    He doesn't care about me the way I care about him and I need to be ok with that. I need to feel that pain and realize that it isn't going to kill me. I don't need his validation or anyone else's. I can learn to love myself. Right?
    Justkissy Justkissy 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It's been 3 years. 3 years

    since we broke up. 3 years since it all came crashing down. I remember every bit of it. The tears, the fights, the yelling and screaming. The pain. I still don't understand how you could do it to me. I took a bullet for you. I walked in front of your attacker and took a bullet...
    ShadowFax97 ShadowFax97 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want death to come

    and swallow me up right now. I hate everything
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I really like this girl a lot.

    She's actually the first girl that has been able to make me smile like a goof since I broke up with my ex. However, I just found out that she's talking to her ex boyfriend again. Now I'm back into depression, anxiety to the roof and scare I'll be alone for the rest of my life. I...
    lgy800 lgy800 22-25, M 2 Responses 39 mins ago

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    It utterly ****** me off how my mood can change

    in a span of seconds from extremely happy to really depressed and miserable !! The little things that the close ones in my life commit can just burst my bubble of happiness despite the fact that those times and those people are really rare in my life. I try to fight it and...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    To you, who are hurting.

    You are not alone. - I have strong shoulders, and two feet firmly on the ground. So lay on me as much pain as you can give me. Be it little, or be it all, I will carry it. From here onto eternity, if needs be. You are not alone. You may feel so, and you may believe that there...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 7 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 33 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    This seems very trivial to me.

    .. People I speak to here would probably say I'm fairly optimistic. I have to be, sometimes it's the only thing I have to keep me moving forward. I like to assist people with relatable problems, I don't really share my own, so this is my first time. Something has been bugging me...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm feeling quite lonely

    and just down today, but instead of moping around the house, I've decided to go out, take my mind off it and keep myself busy!
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    "Who am I to judge?" - If only we all think

    that way, life would be a better place.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 53 Responses 6 days ago

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    Don't you just hate waking up everyday

    and not having anyone special in your life to share the day with.
    LoneWolfGuy LoneWolfGuy 31-35, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Post partum is the worst.

    Landed me in a mental hospital away from the baby :(
    slar515 slar515 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I can feel my heart ready to burst I'm not a

    morbid person on the outside I can't show no remorse And on the inside my soul is black Like the sky without stars Nothing twinkles for me No candle lights my flame of hope Is this a disease Of everlasting dispaire It makes me so mad I want to pull out my hair Will my suffering...
    1986shanet 1986shanet 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I can't stop crying right now.

    .. Idk what to do.
    Cutie2013 Cutie2013 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    This is my last post.

    I'm finished. I've hurt everyone close to me. I'm an evil person. I'm a sociopath. My need for love and connection has ruined the connections I did have with people. I'm insatiable. I'm sorry, for everything I put you through. I'm done now though, it's okay. Please, find...
    humangarbage humangarbage 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    today is my last day to live.

    after today I will b dead. I have waited long enough
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I suffer from ADHD,depression,

    anxiety, and stress. I can't take my life in anymore. The pain worsens every day. I need help,fast before I commit suicide!
    Freaknerdygirl1 Freaknerdygirl1 13-15 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    You know them moods where you actually think

    every going fine, and for once you try not to think about anything. Then you see something that just kills your insides and you wonder why your still living. I'm sitting here, crying my ******* heart out wondering what the hell I've done wrong when I haven't even done anything...
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I am starting this new thing called 'life of

    hope' which is where people can talk to me about thier problems confidently, and basically I give advice. I want to do this because I want to make a difference and change how people feel, well try anyway... So I'm starting my work on here.. So start messaging me!
    lifeofhope lifeofhope 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    It's that time of the year,

    slipping to a dark place yet again. You see me. You know me. But you never really see I'm dying inside. All my will is growing fainter and fainter. All the passion left is now gone. I feel lonely. I feel sad. I feel anxious. I feel empty. Hi. This is me. I need a friend. I...
    mediocrity mediocrity 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I met a girl at the concert I recently attended.

    Well, I didn't actually meet her there, I met her on Instagram the day afterwards. We've talked pretty much non-stop since we met. She lives in a nearby city right now, but she's moving back here in a few weeks. The wait is apparently killer her as much as it's killing me. We've...
    humangarbage humangarbage 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    With cuts to mental health services-and the

    fact I am on Medicaid-getting help is getting harder. I have pretty much given up. I have my meds and they help somewhat. Trying to get therapy is a joke. Getting regular appointments with my own doctor is a joke-she's booked solid. So here I am, fumbling my way along in life...
    GailC240 GailC240 46-50 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I've recently started taking new pills

    for my anxiety. I've thought about taking all of them at once but I'm not sure if that would even do anything. I've really been debating it lately I just don't want to live anymore
    br1ttanymarie br1ttanymarie 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I got help but I was just wondering,

    has anyone actually fully recovered from depression? Like can u actually move on and worry about it ever again? No matter how much help I get, it is, and always will b, in my mind. This normal?
    flower300 flower300 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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